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As part of the Columbia Sites initiative aimed at creating a consistent, mobile-responsive web presence for the university, Columbia Parking has moved all content and parking applications from facilities.columbia.edu to the Columbia Transportation website.

Based on student usage of satellite offices, Counseling and Psychological Services has redesigned the model of its drop-in services. Starting this fall, the drop-in model will offer two paths: Problem-Solving and Urgent Mental Health Concerns. 

On August 20, 2019, members of the Special Needs Activity Center for Kids and Adults (SNACK) toured the Jerome L. Green Science Center and the Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the August 2019 edition here.

On August 9, 2019, employees from Columbia University and Turner Construction Company, Construction Manager for the new Columbia Business School buildings at the Manhattanville campus, volunteered to beautify the Columbia Secondary School (CSS) for Math, Science, & Engineering Community Garden.

After the successful move of University Hardware and Housewares across Broadway last summer, Blue Bottle Coffee, has signed a lease in the former Housewares space. Blue Bottle operates cafes popular in other university neighborhoods such as Harvard, MIT, Georgetown and NYU, and in select cities in the United States and Asia.  The location at 2901 Broadway in Morningside Heights will join 16 other locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Becker, of Iron Chef and Top Chef Masters fame, signs lease in Renzo Piano-designed building on Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus

Former Liberty House retail space at Broadway and 112th Street opens up to local vendors, courtesy of Columbia University

Learn the latest update on construction progress for the projects taking place this summer at College Walk.

At its annual International Conference – held this year in New York City – the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) presented Columbia University with an award for “Best Overall Program” in transportation demand management (TDM). The award recognized Columbia’s achievements in reducing drive-alone commutes, providing alternative sustainable transport for commuters, and the purchase of six battery-electric buses, among other initiatives.

Columbia’s School of Professional Studies is teaming up with Facilities and Operations to launch a new program to promote and sustain Minority, Women and Local (MWL) economic development in New York’s construction industry.

June 17, 2019 Construction Update - The flat roof above the entrance portico has been installed and the small set-back roofs at the north and south elevations will be installed in July.  Interior dome tiles have been cleaned, and tile replacement and pointing work is currently in progress.  The dome oculus rosette gilding is complete.  Stained glass windows and the Apse copper roof are being installed.  Scaffolding at the west elevation has been removed, and interior and exterior scaffolding will be removed in August.

This year, the Columbia staff recreational softball league scored $2,400 for Columbia Community Service (CCS) and $2,350 for the Medical Center Neighborhood Fund (MCNF). At the annual All-Star game at Baker Athletics Complex, the league presented the funds, raised from player dues and contributions, to the two organizations.

Local board game café Hex & Co. has signed a lease with Columbia University to relocate to a larger location at 2911 Broadway between W. 113th and 114th Streets.  The new space consists of approximately 4,300 square feet, more than triple the size of its current location two blocks south.